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Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia was named after Penh, a woman who founded a sanctuary on the hill in 1372 where the grad stupa still stands today. Tourists are much attached to the Wat Phnom because it is a leisure sentimental and also worship place.

 

Wat Phnom

The capital of Cambodia was named after Penh, a woman who founded a sanctuary on the hill in 1372 where the grad stupa still stands today. Tourists are much attached to the Wat Phnom because it is a leisure sentimental and also worship place.

Royal Palace

Firstly the Royal Palace was erected in the reign of king Ponhea Yat (1434), and secondly it was erected in the reign of King Norodom (1866). The Royal Palace was formerly called "Preah Barom Reach Veang Chatomuk Mongkul" the name is so given due to its location near the intersection of four rivers (the Upper Mekong, the Lower Mekong, the Tonle Bassak and the Tonle Sap). Nowadays it is only called "Preah Barom Reach Veang".

The Royal Palace is 435 meters by 421 meters, and its complex is surrounded by a high pagoda-styled compound decorated with the boundary strings.

The Royal Palace is the principal residence of thier  Majesties, the King and queen ,and the royal families. In a common word, it is like a small town of royal dynasties.

From the ancient period untill present day, the king of Cambodia had many palaces built. The capital city moved from Angkor Borei to Sambhop Borei to Isanapura,from Isanapura to Hariharalaya (in Angkor Compound ), from yasodharapura to long vek, from long vek to oudong and from oudong to chatokmuk is the last capital of Cambodia of which the history is recorded successively.

The Royal Palace is regarded as the symbol of the whole nation, and all the pavilions are adorned and painted with yellow and white colors. The yellow represents Buddhism and the white represents Brahmanism.

The Silver Pagoda was erected in the reign of King Norodom in 1892 and inaugurated in 1903.It's located in the royal place compound that house plenty of emerald statues that are princelessable and it is also the particular place for the royal family to listen sermons.

King Norodom's successor, King Sisowath, who was his younger brother, kept reigning and decorating the inner wall. And then, Prince Norodom Sihanouk restored it in 1962.

National Museum

The Cambodian-style building was built in 1917 and inaugurated in 1920. It is located to the north of the Royal Palace. The National Museum can enable you to be more aware of Khmer cultural and historical value and literature through frescoes depicted on the theme of the Ramayana story.

Khmer art has been shown since ancient times. a rich collection of original Khmer art features sculptures and statues made of jade, marble, silver, bronze, brass, copper, clay, wood, bamboo, metal, steel, even gold and some parts of those treasures are adormed by value diamonds. the ancient building contains articles, ceramic ware, earthenware, flatware, pottery, woodwork, silverware, etc. It is open from 8AM to 5 PM everyday.

Independent Monument

Erected in 1955, the Independence Monument symbolizes Cambodian Independence regained from French colonialism in 1953. This monument is a copy of Bakong temple (the group of the Roluos in the 9th century). The one hundred Nagas and snake motif can be seem in historical, cultural, archeological, and business contexts.

The Independence Monument is today used to commemorate the souls of combatants and heroes who laid down their lives for freedom of the country. 

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